Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Veteran WR Brandon Marshall signs 1-year deal with Seattle Seahawks

Veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall has signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN.

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The 12-year veteran was released by the New York Giants last month. In his only season with the team, he played in five games, catching 18 passes for 154 yards, before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.

He is the only player in NFL history to have 1,000 receiving yard seasons with four different NFL teams and ranks 16th all-time on the NFL’s list for receptions and 22nd in receiving yards. Marshall believes he still has several good years of football left in his career.

“I’m all-in on football. I’ve rebuilt my body. I think I’m two great years away from — and I’ll say it, I want to be a Hall of Famer, and I think I got two great years to go to be mentioned with some of the greats,” Marshall told ESPN. “I’m not just playing this game just to be a guy; I want to be remembered for the product that I put out on the field.”

The Seahawks will need Marshall’s experience. In the offseason, Seattle lost speedy receiver Paul Richardson to the Washington Redskins in free agency. Among the receivers on the roster — veterans Doug Baldwin, Jaron Brown and Tyler Lockett — Marshall boasts the most experience at the position.

And he will bring more than his football experience to the Emerald City. A believer in Christ, he has shared with The Increase the impact Jesus has had on his life, talking about how praying for clarity helped his faith in Jesus grow and his marriage to Michi prosper.

“I was relentless in my praying. Relentless in getting into the Word everyday,” Marshall said. “I was feeling something I never felt before. I’ve been praying for clarity for four years and it’s happened. Jesus is the center of everything we do.”

Now the Seahawks are hoping that same relentlessness will help bring Seattle back to the playoffs after missing out last year for the first time in five seasons.